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Senior Reservoir Engineer
Feb 24, 2019
Salary: Negotiable
Experience 0.0-5.0 years
Job Category Engineering Jobs
Employment Type Full time
Industry Oil & Gas
Skill Reservoir Engineering
Role Reservoir Engineer Jobs
Designation Engineer
Education High School Diploma
No. of vacancies 1
About Company

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies. With around 93,000 employees in more than 90 countries and territories, Shell helps to meet the world's growing demand for energy in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways.

Job Description

Job Description

The purpose of the Senior Reservoir Engineer in the Kazakhstan Asset Development Team is to perform, coordinate and quality control all reservoir engineering activities aimed to maximise economic recovery from hydrocarbon accumulations under evaluation and achieve the desired business objectives. The incumbent is expected to coach junior staff and contribute to RE discipline health and play a significant role in business improvements, simplifications and efficiency initiative.


  • Perform in a multi-disciplinary team of geologists, reservoir engineers, production technologists to build full understanding of the reservoir dynamic behaviour/performance
  • Act as the asset RE discipline expert leading dynamic reservoir modelling and forecasting
  • To ensure high quality RE technical input to all activities in the Asset Development team covering development projects, full field review/studies, field optimisations, execution activities and resource volume estimations.
  • Perform Reserves Estimation & Reporting and support in Business Planning (including HCM maturation)
  • Deliver high quality insights on the robustness of operator reservoir models and Influence operator to include Shell standards during static/dynamic model updates
  • Participate and Contribute in the Operator Technical workshops
  • Review Operator well proposals and WRFM plan
  • Coordinate Technical Assurance of individual and team products. Liaise the TA2/1 to ensure QC actions are reviewed and closed out and documented. Provide first line QC for discipline specific topics across the teams. Act as TA3 on specific discipline issues.
  • Coach, develop and mentor more junior staff and ensure standards are met through intensive QA/QC. Support Junior RE in SGP.
  • Strong commitment to HSSE in all activities


The position requires highly motivated individuals with the capacity and flexibility to work on a diverse range of projects/fields. This position provides an opportunity for both technical broadening and expertise deepening, and requires highly motivated individuals with the capacity and flexibility to work on a variety of projects


The vacancy is published externally in order to attract top local talent from Kazakhstani labour market and strengthen Shell Kazakhstan local technical talent pipeline.

  • University degree in a technical/scientific subject, preferably in Petroleum Engineering.
  • 12+ years working experience as an RE with emphasis on field development/reservoir management and subsurface support
  • Solid grounding in Reservoir Engineering and the fundamentals of Geoscience and a good understanding of the risks and technical issues associated with subsurface, wells and surface development opportunities.
  • Strong technical foundation with the ability to work independently, as well as challenge and support others.
  • Well-developed communication with ability to interface well with Partners and regulatory bodies and ability to work in an integrated multi-disciplinary and diverse cultural environment
  • A natural integrator with experience co-ordinating activities and working in large, diverse multi-disciplinary teams and a proven track record for generating opportunities and delivering business results
  • Experience in operations and WRFM preferred
  • Visibly demonstrated personal commitment to safety and the environment
  • Legal right to work in Kazakhstan (KZ passport / KZ residency permit etc).

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